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2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class - Consumer Reviews

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Baker
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2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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This is a beautiful car, solidly built, smooth ride, amazing sound system, super quiet. A great car for transporting people. The second row of seats have lots of leg room. People love riding in this car. A great commute car because it is a very smooth and stable ride, great handling. It is a long car, and its hard to tell where the front end is, making a little awkward to park. The best thing about this car is the price. You can pick up a used one for a fraction of the original sales price. Be warned that after a heavy rain or snow, your "check engine" light may come on". Don't take it to the Mercedes dealer. Take it to your trusted mechanic. I did and he turned the light off, and it never came back on again. Don't fix anything unless you are sure it is broken. Seats seven passengers. All the rear seats fold flat for lots of cargo room. Nice sunroof. Love this car. I replaced my Chrysler Minivan with it. My wife loves the car. Mercedes was way ahead of its time with this design. A lot of other cars have now imitated the design, but when it came out, no one could figure it out. So it didn't sell very well. All to our benefit now. Go get one.


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Mercedes R350
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By jayw5
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2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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The Mercedes R350 is the worst car ever, visibility is poor but the car is very stable driving at high speeds.
I purchased an extended warranty thinking that I was going to keep the car but I am rushing to get rid of it.
The car only has 45,000 miles but have replaced the battery three times due to a faulty computer, and front shock @ 20,000 miles and the other front shock @ 40,000 miles.
Each shock is $1,300 dollars, no mechanic want to touch it.


Best Features

The ride is comfortable.


Worst Features

Very poor visibility


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R320 CDI REVIEW
27 of 27 people found this review helpful
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By DANIEL
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2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R320 CDI 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)


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Having owned 2 previous M-B Suvs (ML and GL), I can say without a doubt that this is the reliable, most comfortable and best performing of the three. The "R" is more roomy than either the ML and, yes, even the GL. It also handles better and is more pleasant on the highway. How the minivan label became attached to this model is confusing. It is not styled or functions like one. The diesel is the only engine to have as it accelerates strongly and is very frugal for a vehicle of this size. The styling was not my favorite at first, but has grown on me. It is hard to find an "R" owner that does not love their car. Resale market pricing for the diesel version is strong. Good job Mercedes!


Best Features

Performance, interior room and comfort, fuel mileage with the diesel Good reliability up to this point, great resale for the diesel version.


Worst Features

Power 3rd row seat backs, improved nav.


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Great car but often broken
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Lin
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2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R320 CDI 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)


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We ordered this car new and love it. However we feel compelled to get rid of it before the warranty is over. To summarize the ills: the car has spent more than 6 weeks in the shop over 3 years. Fist the battery was changed 3 times due to faulty computer module. This model had to be changed 3 times. The engine oil pan leaked at 30,000 miles and they had to pull the trans to fix that. A wheel bearing failed. Brake rotors had to be change and now the engine is in "limp" mode and we don't know why. Routine maintenance is very expensive ($1,200 at 40,000 miles).


Best Features

Size, comfort, diesel


Worst Features

Fix the reliability! I worry about buying any Mercedes given this experience.


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Diesel R-class well worth it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Andrew
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2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R320 CDI 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)


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Six large adults - not a minivan or an SUV? It's the R-class. I've never had a more comfortable car.


Best Features

Excellent fuel economy and sound system.


Worst Features

Rear radio/CD controls would be good & ability to open rear windows by rear passengers.


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